Monnit debuts ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway that boosts sensor-to-server IoT security

Monnit Corp. released Thursday its ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway that aggregates data from feature-rich Monnit wireless sensors to any cloud provider, such as Amazon AWS. 

Coupling the prominent MQTTS protocol and the IoT’s broadest sensor range, Monnit’s Edge Gateway fulfills a key IoT mission of making deployments more agile and productive.

The Edge Gateway features a web interface for configuring and managing Monnit Wireless Sensors, as well as designating MQTT brokers. As the Ethernet-based gateway receives sensor data, the gateway “fingerprints” the data with a cryptographic validation stamp. This authenticated data is then transmitted to a cloud broker (or multiple brokers), where it arrives in a standard format. 

The Edge Gateway’s integrated macros enable data configuration in virtually any format, such as JSON or XML, making it a powerful tool for data analysis and action. As with all of Monnit’s US-made gateways, the new Edge Gateway supports Monnit’s line of 80+ ALTA long-range wireless sensors.

The Alta gateway features scalability as one gateway can accommodates up to 100 wireless sensors; security using data authentication through unique cryptographic validation “fingerprint”; robust processing using Linux UBUNTU single-board computer with a 32-bit ARM; and redundancy through data transmission to multiple cloud providers or MQTT servers, ensuring operational reliability in the event of server failure.

“The expansive Internet of Things is inundating businesses with billions of data points,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit. “The Edge Gateway helps these businesses cope by decentralizing data processing and bringing this processing closer to data-generating ‘things.’ Firms will benefit from spontaneous analytics, instant action based on metrics and support for enhanced situation-based applications.”


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